POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair Review

This POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair is a folding recliner and full of great features, with many pockets, solid armrests, a great carry bag, and a lot more.

POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair
POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair.

Key features & benefits

  • Folding & reclining chair.
  • 5 Pockets.
  • Heating in the seat.
  • Solid armrests.
  • Locking mechanism.
  • Padding.
  • Carry bag included.
  • Waterproof fabric.

What this is about

So here you have a folding chair and this means there is no assembly and you can make it ready to use in seconds. It folds and opens easily and you can store it and transport in its nicely designed carry bag shown below that is equipped with a drawstring, a carry handle, and a shoulder strap.

A carry bag is included.
A carry bag is included.

The chair is reclining, and you have three different positions for its backrest. The picture below shows the angles to which it reclines. Due to this feature, I have included it in my list of best reclining camping chairs.

Recliner with 3 different positions.
Recliner with 3 different positions.

Heated seat: This is quite a unique feature, the wires are in the seat and they connect with a battery in a side pocket. Note that the battery is not included, but any rechargeable USB battery can be used here.

You can order a USB battery on Amazon. Here is what I have seen the manufacturer suggests for the battery and heating time relation:

  • 2.2 hrs  – 5000 mAh battery
  • 3.6 hrs  – 7500 mAh battery
  • 4.8 hrs  – 10000 mAh battery
  • 7.25 hrs – 15000 mAh battery.

Pockets: You have them many and in various sizes. There are two hanging pockets on the front under the seat, the picture below, and small side pockets also shown below. 

But this is not all, there is a very large mesh pocket on the backside of the backrest:

Mesh pocket on the backrest.
Mesh pocket on the backrest.
Materials & construction

You have already seen some of its important features. Here to add that all the chair is a single piece, there are no removable elements. There are several cross-bars for stability and this all works perfectly when the back lock is in place as shown in the picture below.

A locking mechanism on the back.
A locking mechanism on the back.

The frame is powder-coated 0.5 inches (15 mm) steel tubing. The front feet are large but this is not so with the back feet, so I would not use the chair in a floored tent without some extra protection for the floor.

The armrests are solid, so this makes it easy to get in and out of the chair. Underneath the armrests, you have some gear that keeps the backrest in its mentioned different positions. The fabric is a strong 600D polyester and there is foam padding inside. They claim the shell fabric is waterproof.

Who is it for

With such heating, the chair is suitable for any cold environment, so if you are a hunter or just a cold-weather camper you will want to have this chair.

Regarding the capacity, the chair is quite typical with its 300 lb (136 kg) official capacity. This should be fine for most of the users.

Regarding the dimensions, here again this is all quite typical. The seat is 17.5 inches (44 cm) high, see the picture for all the important numbers:

All important dimensions.
All important dimensions.

Regarding the weight, the chair is heavy with its 11 lb (5 kg). The packed size in its carry bag is around 37.5 x 8 in (95 x 20 cm). The straps on the carry bag make it portable to short distances, but this is a chair for places with a car access.


  • Weight: 11 lb (5 kg).
  • Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 33 x 22 x 39 in (84 x 56 x 99 cm).
  • Seat height: 17.5 in (44 cm).
  • Packed size (L x D): 37.5 x 8 in (95 x 20 cm).
  • 2-Year warranty.

Rating, pros & cons

Below you can see how I rate this chair against my standard set of criteria, it scores great in most of them. 

Unique recliner with a heated seat
  • Weight - 6/10
  • Dimensions - 8.6/10
  • Packed size - 5/10
  • Capacity - 7.5/10
  • Comfort - 9.7/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.7/10


The chair is a bit heavy and long when packed but the overall rating is still Good.


  • Heated seat.
  • Reclining design.
  • Solid armrests.
  • Padding.
  • Great carry bag.


  • A bit heavy.
  • Long when packed.
User Review
8.58/10 (11 votes)

Final thoughts

In the summary of this POP Design The Hot Seat Heated Portable Chair review, I wish to stress that here you have a very interesting and versatile outdoor chair suitable for any cold-weather outdoor activity. This could include hunting, fishing, bird-watching, expeditions, cold-weather camping, and anything similar. The chair is full of features and with so many pockets and pouches and three reclining positions.

Take a closer look.

If you need more options please check under the category Camping Chairs, you will find them in all shapes here in the site. In particular, see this Coleman OneSource Heated Chair that also has integrated heating.

Thank you for reading and please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. Have a nice day.

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